Assemblages

2020

After lockdown started taking effect in the early months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt completely unmotivated to make work. A combination of lethargy and creative block meant I couldn’t even muster up the energy to be in my studio. After a while spent not doing much of anything, I figured I needed to make something, even if it wasn’t meant for anything in particular. So I sat down and just played. I sculpted little shapes out of soft clay and attached them sparsely to small wheel-thrown vases, each studies in composition, form, and restraint. I often find that when I let myself play in the studio—to create something that’s purely for my own enjoyment—that’s when a turning point can happen. An idea sparks, and then I can’t make work fast enough. There is an urgency to getting the ideas out of my head and into existence. So I scaled the small vases up, and the results are coiled stoneware vessels with attached hand-formed sculptures which draw from surrealist and constructivist motifs.

Assemblages

2020

After lockdown started taking effect in the early months of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I felt completely unmotivated to make work. A combination of lethargy and creative block meant I couldn’t even muster up the energy to be in my studio. After a while spent not doing much of anything, I figured I needed to make something, even if it wasn’t meant for anything in particular. So I sat down and just played. I sculpted little shapes out of soft clay and attached them sparsely to small wheel-thrown vases, each studies in composition, form, and restraint. I often find that when I let myself play in the studio—to create something that’s purely for my own enjoyment—that’s when a turning point can happen. An idea sparks, and then I can’t make work fast enough. There is an urgency to getting the ideas out of my head and into existence. So I scaled the small vases up, and the results are coiled stoneware vessels with attached hand-formed sculptures which draw from surrealist and constructivist motifs.

A Pot About Twigs, 2020

A Pot About a Shell, 2020

A Pot About a Shell (Detail), 2020

 A Pot About Checkers, 2020

A Pot About Checkers, 2020

A Pot About a Teardrop, 2020

A Pot About a Teardrop (Detail), 2020

A Pot About a Cloud, 2020

A Pot About a Corkscrew, 2020